Prisoners of "Ofer prison" in Palestine refuse meals
Ofer prisoners have decided to refuse their meals, in light of the Israeli prison administration’s abusive and retributive measures against the prisoners.
The Palestinian Prisoners Club reported Friday that prisoners of "Ofer prison" have taken a collective decision to refuse their meals on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in protest against the classification policy imposed on them by the prison administration.
The club explained that the prisoners are facing a big and persistent problem in regards to a lack of basic needs.
Additionally, the prison administration yesterday "deliberately did not account for the privacy of the prison, which receives dozens of arrested prisoners, despite the repeated emphasis upon this issue made by the Prisoners' Higher Emergency Committee."
"Ofer prison" is considered one of the central prisons, as it holds about 900 prisoners.
Yesterday, the Prisoner's club announced the suspension of its hunger strike following a response from the Israeli occupation to its demands. Nevertheless, the club confirmed that yesterday's achievements do not mean the battle with the prison is over.
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According to the movement, "the enemy realized that the prisoner's cause lives in the conscience of the Palestinian people," and therefore was obligated to undo all its measures against the Prisoners.
The Palestinian prisoners had announced a few days ago they would undergo an open hunger strike ahead of the holy month of Ramadan in protest against the oppression and aggression of the Israeli occupation.
Last month, the administrative detainees in "Ofer Prison" decided to boycott medications handed to them by the Israeli occupation prisons authority, in protest of their administrative detention and in demand of their immediate release.